Patina of the track

Patina of the way. We have already discussed here the patina of the walls, but never that of the rails.
This is part of the sometimes a little daunting tasks that require patience and application.
You bring more or less care (super detailing) depending on the model (diorama or large network)
Obviously it will be easier for those who have an airbrush. A compressor stroke (brown paint) and the turn is [...]

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Albi Railroad Viaduct - Network Project

The Viaduct Ferroviaire Albi is located in the Tarn (81 - Midi Pyrenees).

Also called "Viaduct of Castelviel" or "Railway Bridge Albi" it is located on the line of Toulouse (31) to Rodez (12) and allows the crossing of the Tarn Albi.
This viaduct has a special aura because it was painted by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec native of the city in 1880. You [...]

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Resin River: How to proceed

The resin river is a subject that I have already discussed here but incompletely.
So let's be more precise, because even if this way may seem a little more complicated, with the method and patience we get there ... the proof!
That said, to make a river you have several other possibilities:

Either make your background color and then put on top of a plastic plate provided [...]

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leds lighting

LED lighting simple to achieve. That's what I'm proposing today.
I need to make one for lighting along the underground station of the network. I have to fix it inside to have an indirect light that will not attack the eye.
I will stick my LED ribbons on 2 wooden cleats which will be ... fixed (screwed) on the inside front (lighting towards the bottom)

For my […]

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Background scenery

The backdrop ... we do not know, by which side to take ...
Some will do it in blue with bomb clouds (which I did at first) ...
Others will stick a photographic backdrop, bought in the trade or make it by printing on special paper.
Background decoration with paint ...
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C’est certainement le moins cher, mais pas le plus facile à faire. Vous avez […]

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Kerville: a small Breton city

Kerville as presented in the Loco-Revue N ° 769 of the month of August 2011.
A small Breton city, a Ho network of 70cm out of 50.
Kerville, a small Breton city ...
How it all began !
All started from a bet between my son Jules and me on a Sunday at noon: "Dad, you build your big network, but I would also like to have my little train".
I replied that he would have it and that it would work, promised, before the meal [...]

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Peco needles, how to wire them well

The network was previously equipped with Peco insulfrog needles, needles for the circulation of fast trains (tractors or railcars that sometimes run at speed, scale, a TGV as can be seen on some videos ).
In our case, few tracks = network of maneuvers, which imply speeds sometimes very slow ... 
The problem with the Peco insulfrog needles (which do not have polarization of the heart [...]

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Agricultural cooperative ABE 44.

I was looking for a building that could fit easily into the Particular Branch of the station of St Antonin ... After reflection ... I ended up finding with this agricultural cooperative produced in kit (resin and metal) by ABE 44 (Belle Epoque workshop ).

The kit is quite simple, even if one sometimes wonders about the cluster of metal detailing, what part corresponds to what! Looking for a little we end up [...]

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HO cabin

Une petite, une belle cabane HO, une cabane HO achetée… 50 centimes lors d’une exposition (trouvée avec 2 autres dans des cartons qui trainent…) Grattage, recollage, toit en carton ondulé, peinture en gris et noir, terre à décor (il me faudra mettre un peu de verdure autour). Et le tour est joué !
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Establishment of our two villages

That's it ... here we go in the realization of our two villages ... On the right of the network: St Antonin sur Layon, Villeneuve sur Loire on the left of the model.
Each village, which already includes a model - Regions and Companies - is placed on a 3.6 mm plywood base. The background is made him from photos (try on the photos below). The backgrounds are printed from [...]

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A very green hill.

Realization of our hill (often called the mountain ... but its altitude is not dizzying). It was painted, the white dry brush was made to bring out the edges and the first thin end flockings were made (Woodlands Scénics).

We must now bring some greenery to all this. I start by asking some fir trees (small or medium size +, 4 where [...]

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Ho city comes to life

The city HO comes alive, the buildings are quite easy to do, be careful not to put too much glue (This is also stated in the instructions ... photo film pot and small brush) thicknesses sometimes at least make that the cartons sometimes tend to curl. I use wood glue for a quicker grip.
Models delivered with kit élec (resistance + diodes and diagram well explained for [...]

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